Annie Hutton Numbers wears a graduation robe and hat, standing in front of a wooden wall.

Annie Hutton Numbers (1897-1988) was a Scottish chemist and academic known for her contributions in the field of chemistry.

Numbers was born on March 6, 1897, in Edinburgh, Scotland. She pursued her education at the University of Edinburgh, graduating in 1918 with an MA (Hons) in mathematics and natural philosophy. In 1920, she obtained a BSc in chemistry. Her academic journey continued as she joined the Department of Chemistry at the University of Edinburgh as an Assistant Lecturer, where she conducted research for her doctorate. In 1926, she was awarded her PhD for her thesis on the influence of substituents on the optical rotatory power of compounds.

Throughout her career, Numbers made notable contributions to the field of chemistry. In 1926, she co-authored a paper with Harold Gordon Rule, which was presented at the Chemical Society. She also dedicated her expertise to teaching, holding positions in Ipswich and later in High Wycombe.

Annie Hutton Numbers retired in 1965 and passed away on April 10, 1988, in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, at the age of 91. Her work and academic achievements continue to be remembered and celebrated in the field of chemistry.

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